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enduring psychological torture for five days in that war-torn country. angie joins us with more on this harrowing story. >> reporter: good morning. the face of nbc news known for covering some of the world's most dangerous stories found himself in the headlines after disappearing with his crew in syria. >> i'm very happy that we're able to do this shot this morning. >> we're in good health, we're okay. >> reporter: on the "today" show after a terrifying five days of being captive. earlier this morning we got our first glimpse and he talked about the traumatic experience. >> we were with some gunmen, rebels who were escorting us. theyxecuted one of them on the spot and they kept us blindfolded, bound. we were not physically beaten or tortured. it was a lot of psychological torture. threats of being killed. they made us choose which one of us would be shot first and when we refused there were mock shootings. >> we'll go to a sniper position. >> reporter: engel who is known for his fierce reporting on the front line of war-torn countries say they were crossing from syria to turkey
coming through. they will be with us from time-to-time throughout afternoon. i'll have the forecast for the lighting ceremony. we look at the forecast tomorrow and the afternoon coming up in a few minutes. keith? >> a messy morning on the beltway after a pineapple truck overturned on the outer loop near 270. lanes of the highway were closed for hours as they empty the produce into another truck. the delays stretched nine miles. the question is, is that accident clear now? >> a pineapple truck? >> a pineapple truck. juicy. >> danella, do you know anything about it? >> i have been covering it all morning long. guess what, the right lane is blocked. traveling the outer loop of the beltway. you can get on i-270. as you continue the right lane is blocked. there's good news. the truck is no longer overturned. it is shortly, hopefully looking to clearing soon. let's talk delays. as you make your way past connecticut avenue, you hit the breaks. closer to i-270, you slow down. none of the eight mile back up stuff. when i come back, we talk about i-66. barbara, over to you. >> thanks. >>> new
, the vehicle took off and as witnesses tell us here at the scene, at a high rate of speed. now, what we can tell you is that three people were arrested here at the scene, taken from the nissan. the nissan clipped a vehicle, a chevy of someone who was just driving through here. that car was pretty heavily damaged and i understand the driver of the car did receive some medical treatment. but as far as we can tell, none of the people who were in the nissan for as banged up as it is, were injured. there were no injuries on the metro bus and crash saep investigators are going to keep this intershake-up here at wheeler road and southern avenue, right at the d.c., prince george's county border. they'll keep it closed some time longer for the investigation. reporting live in southeast washington. va i can bensen, news4. >>> negotiations will resume today at the white house on a deal to keep the country from going over the fiscal cliff. president obama will meet with congressional leaders this afternoon with just four days left to reach an agreement. with time running out it appears a deal would lik
car and spent over $50. >> reporter: but gas has dropped nearly 50 cents on average. while many of us missed it, they noticed it in california where regular unleaded dropped a full dollar. 370 now. >> i saved money. i am happier at the tank. >> reporter: why the price drop? much of it is supply and demand. demand drops during the winter and we are driving more fuel efficient cars. also, u.s. supply increased. >> with production rising to an 18-year high with demand at a ten-year lower less reliant on imports to meet our demand. >> reporter: america is using nearly 700,000 fewer barrels of oil each year than we did in 2007. does that mean we won't have to worry about $4 or $5 gas? >> we could see $4 this spring. $5, i wouldn't be surprised to see pumps at $5 a gallon. should there be another refining issue. >> reporter: but americans will have extra dollars to spend on family and friends this holiday season. >> that was tom costello reporting. now to the latest business news. there are small gains on wall street. let's check in with hampton pearson with more on that. hi has the rest of
promising to learn everything they could about the gunman and the guns used in the quiet town of newtown that left 20 children and six adults dead. >> reporter: four days after this shooting the school and shooter's home remain a crime scene. police say they have recovered a significant amount of everybody from both locations that could help them piece together a motive. police are also now confirming that there was actually a second victim who survived that shooting and is recovering. l police saying if not for the first responders, this shooting could have been so much worse. >> i can tell you that the faculty and staff in that school did everything that they possibly could to protect those children. i can tell you that the first responders that got to that sceneh shooter team, entered that school and saved many human lives. i can tell you it broke our hearts when we couldn't save them all. >> reporter: later this afternoon the first two funerals for those victims who did in the survive will be held. the first is for noah pozner. also jack pinto, a 6-year-old who was a big new york gi
extension of the bush tax cuts for middle class americans who make less than $250,000 a year. some of us will be watching the ball drop in times square. we may hear the gauntlet drop on capitol hill. live in the newsroom. back to you. >> thank you, derek. >> we are also counting down to 2013. hundreds of thousands of people will bring in the new year in times square. organizers have been planning all year for the ball drop. wendy gi jlet has a look at the preparations. >> more than 2,000 pounds of confetti are in place. >> that's fantastic. >> ready to be thrown out by hand from buildings and times square at midnight. >> i have seen it on tv. looks like so much fun with the concerts and excitement in the air with people. >> it's magic. >> hundreds will come from all over the world. >> australia, canada, england. >> they will see the waterford crystal ball drop down a flagpole high above times square, lighting up the 2013 sign. this year's ball will have 288 new panels engraved with doves, befitting of the theme, let there be peace. one of the panels was engraved in memory of the late dic
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